Peyton Sellers (left) receives the winner’s trophy from ABC 13, WSET TV Main Sports Anchor Dave Walls (right) following his win in the first of the double 65-lap Sentara Health Late Model Stock Car Division races that highlighted Saturday night’s ABC 13, WSET-TV Race Night presented by Bojangles event at South Boston Speedway. Sellers swept both races and became the fifth different driver to win a race in the division this season. (Joe Chandler/South Boston Speedway)

Sellers Sweeps South Boston Late Model Twinbill

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — Two-time NASCAR national champion and six-time South Boston Speedway champion Peyton Sellers swept the double 65-lap Sentara Health Late Model Stock Car Division races on Saturday night. Sellers is the fifth different winner in the division this season.

Sellers passed Kyle Dudley for the lead with 10 laps remaining in the first 65-lap race and edged Dudley by .725-second to take the win in the opener.

“It was very sweet to me to get this win,” Sellers remarked. “I could see Kyle getting really loose. I had been working really well on the bottom, and I hadn’t really moved up top. H.C. (H.C. Sellers, his brother and crew chief) came on the radio and said ‘You know what, you’re not going to pass him on the bottom.’ He said to try to think outside the box.

“I rolled the car off into the corner and stuck it on the high side. Kyle got a little free back to the gas, and it kept it where I could get to his outside. He raced me clean, and I found a little grip up there.”

Last year’s South Boston Speedway Sentara Health Late Model Stock Car Division champion Carter Langley finished third in his first visit to the track this season. Former Virginia state champion Mike Looney finished fourth and Davey Calihan rounded out the top-five finishers in the caution-free race.

Sellers started eighth in the second race as the result of an inverted start among the top-eight finishers of the first race and took advantage of a late-race restart that followed the race’s only caution period to make a bid for the lead.

Sellers moved past Borst with 11 laps to go to take the lead and held on to edge Dickens by .896-second to complete the sweep.

The sweep gave Sellers his first victories of the season at the quarter-mile oval.

“They’ve had four different winners in four races here at South Boston Speedway and we won two tonight,” Sellers noted. “I was just at the right place at the right time in the second race. I had a fifth-place car and won with it. Lady Luck will go your way sometimes. (Mike) Looney and Carter (Langley) spun and those guys (Borst and Dickens) didn’t get an excellent restart up front. We snuck one in tonight.”

The mishap involving Langley and Looney occurred on the 52nd circuit. Borst, Dickens and Sellers battled hard for three laps on the ensuing restart with Sellers, who restarted third, slipping past Borst with 11 laps to go to grab the lead. Once in front, Sellers managed to hold the lead the rest of the way.

Borst finished third behind Sellers and Dickens with Dudley rallying from the rear of the field to finish fourth and Stallings rounding out the top five finishers.

Drew Dawson and Nathan Crews split wins in the double 30-lap Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division races. Zach Reaves captured the victory in the 25-lap Southside Disposal Pure Stock Division race at South Boston, earning his first win of the season.

Cameron Goble started on the pole and earned a flag-to-flag win inSaturday night’s Virginia State Police HEAT Hornets Division race.

Josh Roberts was the overall winner and the Sportsman Division winner in the 25-lap race for the regional touring Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club.